Melanie May

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Silver-washed fritillary: an impressive and quite large butterfly. Happily for me, it likes Longleat forest.

Silver-washed fritillary (Argynnis paphia): an impressive and quite large butterfly. Happily for me, it likes Longleat forest.

False widow spider. Not so cute if reports are to be believed but we seem to have a lot of them!

False widow spider: small, deadly – and in the UK A cousin of the black widow, Steatoda nobilis has infiltrated these shores and is spreading everywhere. No deaths

oil beetle - bit freaky looking but that's what makes it interesting!

Halálos törpe - terjed a hülyeség - gazigazito.

Bee

Avaaz - pour bannir les tueurs d'abeilles / to ban bees killers

Venezuelan Poodle moth (Artace sp, perhaps A. cribaria), by Arthur Anker: Possibly a new species discovered by zoologist Arthur Anker in 2009.

Recently discovered poodle moth photographed by taxonomist Dr Arthur Anker during a recent trip to Venezuela. Poodle moth isn't its official name though, that's just what people are calling it until it can be properly classified.